Hotel staff look pretty in pink for charity fundraiser

Staff from the Grand Hotel held a Pink Day to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Stalls were erected around the hotel for guests to buy cakes and enter raffles and the day culminated in a balloon launch with the guest whose balloon landed the furthest away winning a weekend break for two. Pictured are the staff who took part at the balloon launch. 121379a. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'30/03/2012.
Staff from the Grand Hotel held a Pink Day to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Stalls were erected around the hotel for guests to buy cakes and enter raffles and the day culminated in a balloon launch with the guest whose balloon landed the furthest away winning a weekend break for two. Pictured are the staff who took part at the balloon launch. 121379a. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'30/03/2012.
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STAFF at one of Scarborough’s leading hotels decided to think pink to help the fight against cancer.

Dozens of kind-hearted men and women at the Grand Hotel got together to organise a pink day to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

They all wore a bit of pink to show their support for the charity, as well as organising a series of events throughout the day.

They held a tombola and a raffle, as well as holding cake stalls throughout the hotel.

And generous guests backed their efforts to help them raise £626 for the charity.

Operations Manager for the Grand Hotel, Mark Johnston, was thrilled with his staff, vowing to hold future charity events at the hotel.

He said: “This is the first time we’ve held a day like this, and it was great,

“All the staff worked really hard. We’re going to start doing something like this every quarter.”

The culmination of the event was a balloon launch, and the guest whose balloon landed furthest away won a weekend break for two at the hotel.

However, Mr Johnston added: “The balloon launch looked great, but the winner still hasn’t come forward to collect their prize.

“Everybody here is really surprised.”